Air Conditioning Circuit Breaker Trips Off
My central A/C air conditioning unit was not cutting off even when the temp was reached…
Problems With an Air Conditioning Circuit BreakerAir Conditioning Question:
My central Air Conditioning unit was not cutting off even when the temp was reached. The compressor would shut off but not the unit in the basement, even when I switched it off at the thermostat. So I manually switched off the power switch on unit. I left it off for about 40 minutes, when I switched it back on, the unit came on, but now it keep tripping the breaker after about 20 seconds. I don’t know if burner on the furnace is trying to re-start and won’t so that whats tripping it. Can I lock out the burner, start the furnace again a run the air conditioning without the burner until I can get a service tech out.?
Its an Oneida-Royal Furnace.
Background: WGM, a Homeowner from CT
Thanks for your electrical question WGM.
Do not defeat any safety or limit switches. It does sound like a limit switch has failed or a component in the control circuit. Advise calling a qualified air conditioning technician to identify and repair the problem. In the mean time I would not run the unit if it is tripping the circuit breaker off to avoid damage to the unit.
The Following will assist you with your electrical question:
For more information about Circuit Breaker
This link is helpful as a Homeowner
Make sure not to miss these Resources for: How-To-Videos
Learn How to Wire it Right with my
Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring
Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handywomen, and Electricians
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electrical Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.
Click here to learn more about Home Electrical Wiring